Green Gillard Government destroying Democracy

Green Gillard Government
There will be no democracy!
The Green Gillard Government's Joint Select Committee on Australia's Clean Energy Future Legislation asked for submissions about the carbon dioxide tax legislation. They specifically stated that they "encourage submissions to its inquiry from a wide range of individuals and organisations". There were no terms of reference.

The Climate Sceptics party made a submission. Many individual members made submissions. Associated entities made submissions. Peter Smith made a submission - he writes of his submission in Quadrant - Klimate Kommittee Korruption.

Tim Andrews of Menzies House writes

.....only 73 submissions, mainly in favour of the carbon tax, were accepted by the committee, with a 4,500 rejected out of hand.

“This is a clear and unequivocal example of the Government sticking its middle finger up to Australians. Thousands of Australians waded through thousands of pages of legislation in the space of just one week to send their detailed submissions to the Joint Committee. Never in the history of the Australian Parliament has such wide-scale rejection of  opinions taken place. Never before have submissions been rejected in such a manner. This is hubris of the highest order”

“This unnecessary and destructive great new tax will cost the Australian economy a staggering $1 trillion dollars by 2050 even under the most optimistic economic modeling” continued Mr. Andrews.“Labor’s extraordinary abuse of the democratic process to deny Australians to have their say about this legislation is offensive to everyone who worked hard to submit their thoughts, and is a pure and utter disgrace"

Destroying Democracy.  The electioneering Ms Gillard promised to consult with the Australian people regarding the carbon tax. The electioneering Ms Gillard said: "There will be no carbon tax..."

Perhaps she just didn't finish her sentence.
There will be no carbon tax submissions accepted against the Clean Energy Bills.

There will be no democracy under any government that I lead.


  1. Taken from parliament live stream tonight,
    here is a screenshot of democracy being shut out in the cold for the purpose of stopping a global warming of 0.00007°C. ( )

    Was it just a lame Liberal stunt?
    Are the rejected submissions just useless waffle that would add no substance to the debate anyway?
    Is it the dulling of democracy from a government who no longer have any pretence of answering to the people?

    Well now you won't ever know.

  2. Thanks for that screenshot - I have added it to the post above.


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